Suspects Sought After Metro Teen Shot, Killed Answering Knock At The Door

Monday, August 8th 2016, 6:09 pm

By: News 9

An Oklahoma City teenager is shot and killed while trying to answer a knock at the door. The teen was shot before midnight near NE 122nd and the Broadway Ext.

Dazmeontae Sayles, 16, was a Junior at Centennial Mid High School and a spokesperson with the Oklahoma City Public School District says they have activated their crisis intervention team. Counselors and social workers with that team will be onsite at the school through most of the week.

News 9 is told students are wearing white ribbons to honor their fallen classmate and that his sister visited the school on Monday.

Gunshots rang out along the 400 block of NE 115th St. just before midnight Sunday and when police arrived they found Sayles, who friends called Dazzy, covered in blood after being hit by bullets that pierced through the front door of his home.

The family says he died in their arms, leaving them too distraught to talk on camera. But they are hoping someone will talk to police - and reveal who's responsible for the deadly shooting.

Oklahoma City Police say the family told them someone knocked on their door late last night and then fired multiple shots through the front door and the front window.

Police say Sayles was heading to answer that knock at the door when he was hit and killed.

Police tell News 9 there were other family members inside the home when this happened but they were not hit by the gunfire.  

Right now police are looking for at least two people, but have yet to release a detailed description of the suspects. For now, the all those who knew Sayles are grieving his loss. His family says the Centennial Junior loved basketball.

If you have any information that can help police track down the person or persons responsible call the Homicide Tip Line at (405) 297-1200.


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